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After firing too soon in 2010, McMahon’s attacks on Murphy are well-timed

The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Linda McMahon announced today it has filed an ethics complaint against her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, accusing him of accepting favorable mortgage terms from Webster Bank. The campaign gave the story to Politico last night, ensuring that news of the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics […]

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Teacher job losses decline even though federal money dries up

Despite the shutoff of federal stimulus funding for the school year that just began, the state — surprisingly — lost fewer teaching jobs than when nearly $1 billion was being funneled into Connecticut schools. “It’s the smallest reduction we’ve had in years by far,” said Joseph Cirasuolo, executive director of the state superintendents’ association. “It’s […]

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Ethics probe of Murphy a long shot

Washington –– Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon deftly kept an embarrassing story about her rival — Rep. Chris Murphy — in the spotlight Monday by filing an ethics complaint about a “sweetheart” mortgage deal, but the charges aren’t likely to go anywhere, analysts say. The reason for this is that there has to be a […]